Ich bin Berliner

Posted: 18 August by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

berlinToday has been a good one for Ivy Leaguers at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Berlin, Germany, as Columbia graduate Erison Hurtault, representing Dominica, and Brown alum Anna Willard, running for the U.S., have each advanced from the first round of their events.

Hurtault finished fourth in his heat of the 400-meter dash, running a season-best 45.55 to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals. Willard moved on in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:08.13 and will next compete in the semis on Friday.

Veteran shot putter Adam Nelson, a graduate of Dartmouth College, was fifth in his specialty over the weekend with a best effort of 69-3 1/4. Nelson twice earned Olympic silver in the shot.

Another Ivy Leaguer, Harvard’s Samyr Laine, was 16th in the triple jump with a top leap of 53-7 1/2. Laine was representing Haiti after earning a spot at the Worlds with a huge leap at the U.S. Club Nationals.

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